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CPA Issues Federal Policy Statement on Urban Parks

The City Parks Alliance has released a case statement to the new congress on funding urban parks. Entitled “Recovering, Restoring and Renewing America’s Great Urban Parks: an Agenda for the Nation,” the statement argues for the following (and more in the above link):

  • Build sustainable communities through smart growth that supports parks and green spaces through transportation legislation for trails, bikeways and enhancements.
  • Reintroduce the Healthy Places Act, which will help local governments create better designed communities to ensure that there are safe, well-maintained outdoor exercise and recreation spaces for all citizens.
  • Foster economic prosperity and support urban parks by including training for parks maintenance, landscaping and other parks related jobs in the workforce investment and any green jobs legislation.
  • Fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Act initiatives, while strengthening facilitation of the programs and delivery of the funds to grantees.
  • Fully support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Cleanup and Site Assessment program, and the New Market Tax Credit program, which can be used for community facilities in underserved communities; and lastly
  • Support Representative Blumenauer’s Water Infrastructure Bank Bill addressing stormwater management.

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